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Lake Minnewanka Cruise provided by Brewster Sightseeing

Lake Minnewanka Cruise
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Lake Minnewanka cruise offers majestic views from every angle
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
40
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Soak up the majestic views of the Canadian Rockies through panoramic windows during this interpretive cruise. This boat tour of Lake Minnewanka includes Devil’s Gap, nestled in Banff National Park. Nature lovers will enjoy scanning the lakeshore for wildlife while the captain narrates. Hourly departures from Banff suit any sightseeing schedule.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Panoramic tour includes folklore and other narration
  • Guide points out deer, bald eagles, big-horned sheep, and occasional bears
  • Boat dock is just a short drive from the town of Banff
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Panoramic tour includes folklore and other narration
  • Guide points out deer, bald eagles, big-horned sheep, and occasional bears
  • Boat dock is just a short drive from the town of Banff
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3026P47
Important information
Inclusions
  • Boat tour of Lake Minnewanka
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Minnewanka
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour time is first come, first serve on the day of. Tour times can be reserved in advance. Please see your ticket for instructions upon booking for further details.
  • Opening/closing dates are weather dependent
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Boat tour of Lake Minnewanka
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Minnewanka
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour time is first come, first serve on the day of. Tour times can be reserved in advance. Please see your ticket for instructions upon booking for further details.
  • Opening/closing dates are weather dependent
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Banff
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lake Minnewanka
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Our most popular cruise on the lake invites you to discover the story of Minnewanka Landing as you tour the beautiful valley landscape of Canada’s oldest National Park.
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

4.5
106 reviews
Excellent
79
Very good
13
Average
10
Poor
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Terrible
3

Laura S
1 contribution
Couples
Host Ben and Captain Jordan were awesome guides for our beer cruise! It was a great way to spend time on the lake and the beers were really good and all totally unique from one another. Views from the boat were epic and we were completely dry when it rained for a few minutes. Great excursion for both sun and rain.
Written July 18, 2022
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Jamie H-D
Poole, UK573 contributions
My fiancé and I had tickets for this trip, we had to get a taxi here as it’s quite out of the way if you don’t drive or don’t want to unhitch you’re RV, but we don’t regret it at all, it’s a gorgeous trip and very informative. We had a lovely sunny day, the waters were calm, our all-female crew were great and made the whole trip enjoyable from the moment we stepped on board, very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions, we learnt so much about the lake, its history and the surrounding areas.
Written April 19, 2022
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Niamh
Carlow, Ireland8 contributions
Myself and a group of friends did the cruise last week. We had a tour guide called Ashley and she was exceptional. We all really enjoyed it and said it was the highlight of our trip. Ashley was incredibly informative and friendly. The whole experience was a 10/10 from us all. The captain Grace was also very friendly and great captain. Lake Minnewanka is spectacular.
Written September 3, 2021
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Toni A
4 contributions
Couples
Great trip! Learned a lot about Lake Minawanka! Captain Kennedy was our driver and Will was very informative about the lake and area and very entertaining!
I highly recommend this boat tour….if you live in Alberta you get a discount!!!
Written July 15, 2021
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Sarath N
1 contribution
Couples
The ride was incredible, the hosts were super informative, and they did provide a generous amount of beer. I went with a partner, but I’d highly recommend for a group of friends as well!
Written July 11, 2021
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ivy rama
2 contributions
Family
Been in Canada for about 8 years in October of this year and been always love to travel around Banff / Canmore BUT this is my first time to cruise around Lake Minnewanka. The cruise was really informative and the guides were so accommodating and very nice.
We had Melissa and Mackenzie and dont know the name of the 3rd girl (left side of the photo) that were very approachable and friendly to all the travellers —-would love to go have a tour again with them !
Written June 10, 2021
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Thank you sylvialislr for this wonderful review. Great to read you finally made it to Lake Minnewanka. We appreciate the shout out to Mackenzie and Melissa. In the photo is Lauren and Ashley. You definitely had the "A Team" Hope to see you again, don't wait 8 years though! Travis Mann General Manager, Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written June 14, 2021
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Harpreet Chahal
1 contribution
Couples
Andrew and Sam were amazing tour guides and just gave us a great customer experience. Andrew was extremely knowledgeable about the lake, thd history and told a very good story.
Written October 10, 2020
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Wow. Thank you. Harpo12065 - we really appreciate you taking our cruise and for sharing this wonderful feedback on the service from Sam and Andrew. Very nice to read your comments. All the best, Travis Mann GM - Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written October 20, 2020
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NinjaZhu
14 contributions
Friends
I went on this cruise multiple times in the past 10 years but my recent visit has been my favourite so far! Melissa and Mackenzie were beyond AMAZING. They were super super fun and knowledgeable and the tour was very informative and interactive. Hope to bring my family there next year and go on their tour! They did their best to enforce the rules and crowd control so it felt very safe especially during this time!
Written September 29, 2020
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Hi NinjaZhu, thank you for this wonderful review. I really appreciate you coming back and cruising with us a few times over the years and I'm thrilled to read you think we're improving. The interpretive team, (lead by Captain Melissa) have been working hard this season to enhance what we offer on the water - and based on all our guest feedback YTD - it's working! It's also great to read you felt safe with us during these crazy times. Thank you again for this wonderful review. Travis Mann General Manager, Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written October 2, 2020
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Miguel G
1 contribution
Friends
Thanks to Captain Melissa I had a really nice time over the lake, she put a smile that makes your trip to the lake worth it, please if you take the cruise make sure that it's with her!
Written September 29, 2020
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Hello miguelgd24, thank you for taking our cruise and sharing about your time with Captain Melissa. Glad you left smiling! Hope to see you again in the future. Travis Mann General Manager, Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written October 2, 2020
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gew114
1 contribution
Had a wonderful experience at the Lake Minnewanka Cruise! It was very informative and fun experience. Melissa was an amazing Captain and Mckenzie had an awesome sense of humour. Would recommend this tour to anyone! Definitely worth the visit, especially with these two ladies. All COVID rules were respected and enforced by the Captains on the boat and made us feel very safe.
Written September 29, 2020
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Hi gew114, what an excellent review! Great to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with Captain's Melissa and Mackenzie - I fully agree, these two ladies are pretty awesome. We really appreciate the feedback on the tour, our COVID protocols and the team. Hope to see you again next season. Travis Mann General Manager, Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written October 2, 2020
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